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Aspects of Psychoanalytic Practice

This course is aimed at mental health professionals who are currently working in a therapeutic capacity with patients of any age, and are interested in addressing some of the fundamental aspects of psychoanalytic practice.

Participants will learn aspects of a psychoanalytic approach to symptoms, diagnosis and structure, as well as transference and interpretation. The aim is to introduce participants to these complex concepts and their application in clinical work. The two sessions will use a combination of theoretical discussion, readings, deidentified case material and published psychoanalytic case studies, with an emphasis on theoretical development and its practical application. No prior psychoanalytic knowledge is required; however, several readings are provided prior to assist with an introduction to the concepts.

Learning Objectives
  • Understand a psychiatric or psychoanalytic approach to symptoms
  • Understand what is enjoyment and where it is in symptoms
  • The repetition of symptoms & implications for the therapist’s approach
  • Differences between symptoms and structure
  • Develop knowledge of the implications for clinical practice of neurosis, psychosis and perversion
  • What is transference?
  • Transference in neurosis, psychosis and perversion
  • Approaches to working with transference in clinical practice
  • Develop knowledge of interpretation and change in therapy
  • Implications of the therapist’s approach for the possibility of treatment
Date Venue
March 11 & 18 2018 391-393 Tooronga Road
Hawthorn East VIC 3123
October 10 & 17 2018 391-393 Tooronga Road
Hawthorn East VIC 3123

10am – 4pm (both days – it is a full 2 day workshop)

$400 (Plus GST)

For further information, email the Short Course Coordinator at: shortcourses@cairnmillar.edu.au

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